Julia Margaret Cameron is an extraordinary figure. Her images, while clearly of the time, nevertheless have a mysteriously modern feel. Almost alone among photographers of the day, she seems to have somehow grasped the essence of the new medium. Again and again she managed to capture the ever elusive decisive moment. And she did so with what would now be regarded as an intolerably clumsy set of tools.

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Julia Margaret Cameron is an extraordinary figure. Her images, while clearly of the time, nevertheless have a mysteriously modern feel. Almost alone among photographers of the day, she seems to have somehow grasped the essence of the new medium. Again and again she managed to capture the ever elusive decisive moment. And she did so with what would now be regarded as an intolerably clumsy set of tools.

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